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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    I believe you to be a liar.

    Does 2 make sense? Maybe "You are believed to be a liar" definitely makes sense, but I doubt 2.

    1. I believe that you are a liar.
    2. I believe you to be a liar.

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    #2

    Re: I believe you to be a liar.

    As an NES but not a teacher, I have no problem with 2, per se.
    I, personally, would not normally use it, however.
    I would classify it as similar to "I believe you to be a cad, sir" i. e. old fashioned terminology.

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    R21

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    #3

    Re: I believe you to be a liar.

    Both are fine, doubting Thomas.

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